Thursday, December 4, 2008

Land of Lights

Dwayne and I took the boys to go see "Land of Lights" in Athens.
The boys were very excited about seeing the lights but also very excited about Nana going on the trip with us.

I highly recommend this place. It was awesome!!! We were amazed! We all had a really good time. We ate popcorn and cookies while we enjoyed the lights. The pictures just do not do justice, but I tried.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Grapeland Safari

We made a spontaneous run to Grapeland, which is about a 30 miles south of Palestine. They had very interesting animals, some very strange. The kids had a blast feeding the animals, except when the camel stuck his head into the truck window, that frightened them just a little. Jake and Luke also rode the " Texas Train", which was pulled by a 4 wheeler.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another Day of with Thomas

We decided to take Jake to see Thomas again this year. Although, he was not near as fascinated as last year. By next year, I definitely think Thomas will be a hero of the past. But he still loves trains very much. Still plays with them all the time!!

Chase and Julie met us in Rusk to see Thomas as well, which made it a lot more fun for Jake and I. Of course, Dwayne had fun, too. It was a fun- filled day of riding on Thomas, boys scaring us to death by hanging out the train window, getting pictures, balloons, playing with trains, Thomas tattoos, digging for gold, etc..

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We loaded up and went to the Pumpkin Patch in Bullard. Lots of fun. Corn and hay mazes, hay rides, picking pumkins, pulling wagons. So much fun!!!

Jake made Halloween cookies,too!! Although, he did not get them quite 2" apart. Ha, ha.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Last night Jake slept with me and while he was lying in bed, he started singing this bumble bee song. It was so adorable. Also to my amazement, he started citing the "Pledge of Allegiance". He said," Mommy put your hand right here." He pointed to his heart. I was so excited about how much he was learning in preschool,I decided the next day to go and video him at school.

Mrs. Julie is such a wonderful teacher, however in my previous blog, I failed to mention, she is also my very best friend. I am very blessed to have her in my life. We have always had a lot of fun together, ever since we were 11 yrs old. Just a little reminiscing,we did some crazy things when we were young. Sneaking out, parties, football games, boyfriends, Mazzios and movies(LOL!!),always laughing and acting silly, prom (eating quesadillas at Charlotte's house), and on and on. We have had so much fun and now our kids love playing together. Now it's Chuck E. Cheese, Pump It Up, birthday parties, and play dates. Julie is definitely a true friend. She has always been there for me. It's amazing how much we are alike. Especially with cleaning house and stressing out!!Ha, Ha. Although, my house is not near as clean as it used to be. Julie is a very special person in my life. I love you girl!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's a brick house!!

Finally, we have a brick house. I didn't think they would ever get through bricking. However, looking at our house, we plan on staining the posts and door to match and are painting the trim and dormers a creme color.

Today we went to the big " Montalba Fest". The boys enjoyed the parade and Jake enjoyed the jump house. I did not have camera so no pictures.

Here is a picture of Luke eating spaghetti for the first time. Oh my!! What a mess!!

Friday, September 12, 2008


Little Luke had his one year check-up yesterday. His height is in the 75th percentile and his weight is in the 25th. So he is long and lean. Bless his heart, I had to hold on to him while Dr.Klein checked him or I should say, he was holding on the me. He had his arms wrapped around my neck so tight. When I had to lay him on the table he starting screaming before he even felt the shots. And... OH my goodness, you wouldn't believe how many he had do get. He got one, two, three, four, 5 shots!!! That is just too many for my little precious. Here he is on the way home.